August 08, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release!

Hello and welcome back! The new My Favorite Things August release is now available at mftstamps.com and I can't wait to see what's on everyone must have list. I love this release because there is a little bit of something for everyone! 

For my card today, I created a starry background with the Star Celebration stencil and Broken China and Cracked Pistachio Distress Oxide inks.


Once I created the background, I used the new Written in the Stars stamp set and the new Shining Stars Die-namics to create the bold sentiment on the card. I love the silver sparkle on the large diecut word. :-)


If you would like a closer look at the how-to for this card, you can see me create it from start to finish here in this weeks episode of MFTv. :-)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Stamps blog for more ideas using this months release and a chance to win a GC to My Favorite Things! 

Thanks for stopping by!

August 07, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 2

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things August release countdown! We're sharing the new products all week that will be available on Tuesday, August 8th at 9pm EST and today is day 2 of the countdown.
 
For my card today I used the new More Monsters stamp set to create a fun card with polaroid photos.


I stamped all of my monsters on white cardstock with various colours of dye ink and then I cut them out with the polaroid frames.


I added them to a Stone Gray card base and added my sentiment to the bottom of one of the frames.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this month's release and a closer look at everything we revealed today.
See you tomorrow for more countodwn fun! :-)

August 06, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 3

Hello and welcome back to the My Favorite Things August release countdown! We're sharing the new products all week that will be available on Tuesday August 8th at 9pm EST and today is day 3 of the coutndown.

For my card today I used the new Wild About You stamp set to create a clean and simple card featuring a rainbow zebra. :-)


I stamped the zebra with Black Licorice Dye ink and then I used Copic markers to colour in all of his stripes in rainbow colour. I love how fun the line detail is on these adorable safari animals. It makes them a lot of fun to colour!


Once I had him all coloured, I diecut him with the coordinating die and then and adhered him to a white cardstock panel with foam adhesive. I then stamped the sentiment under him and added some die cut hearts for some added detail.

I added Glossy Accents to each of the hearts to give them a raised shiny look and I added some glitter to the zebras stripes with a clear glitter pen.

Make sure to head over to the MFT blog for more ideas using this month's release and a closer look at everything we revealed today.

See you tomorrow for more countodwn fun! :-)

August 04, 2017

My Favorite Things August Release Countdown | Day 5

Hello and welcome to Day 5 of the August release countdown from My Favorite Things! I am so excited to share all of the new products this week. I get so excited to hear what you guys love and what's on your must have list! :-)

My favourite from this release without a doubt is the Flamazing stamp set and Die-namics. I love flamingos and the designs in this stamp set are awesome!


I created two cards using this set and used similar colours and design elements. I did change up the overall layout of each card. In addition to the Flamazing stamp set, I also used the new Fab Foliage Die-namics (coming soon!) to create borders on my cards.



Both of my cards today are part of the August release free online class that will be available on release night as both a PDF donload and a video. You'll be able to see how I created both of my cards from start to finish so stay tuned! :-)

Thanks so much for stopping by for Day 5 of the August release countdown! Make sure to check out the MFT Stamps blog for more ideas using the new products that were revealed today.

See you tomorrow for more countdown fun! :-)

July 27, 2017

My Favorite Things Color Challenge #74

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest My Favorite Things Color Challenge. CC #74 features  Purple Rain, Green-Eyed Monster, Factory Green and Grout Gray

Normally I would never think to use these colours together, which is why I love the color challenges so much. They let me explore new colour palettes that I wouldn't have otherwise thought of!

For my card today I created a fun kitchen scene using the Kitschy Kitchen stamp set and the English Brick Wall Stencil for the background.


I stamped out all of the elements from the colours in this week's palette and then I created my little scene over the brick stenciled background. I stamped a sentiment onto a white banner strip in black ink and attached that right under my focal images.


I layered the the finished panel onto a piece of Green-Eyed Monster card stock and then adhered the entire thing onto a Grout Gray card base. I finished it off by adding some clear sequins scattered around the card front.

You can participate in the newest color challenge, by visiting the blog here and sharing a card you've created with this week's colours. I can't wait to see what everyone creates!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 26, 2017

My Favorite Things Wednesday Sketch | #343

Hello and welcome back! Today I have a card to share for the newest Wednesday Sketch Challenge. I love having a sketch to give me creative jump in a card design. It takes all the guesswork out of it and just lets me create!

For my card this week. I kept the general design of the sketch but rather than featuring an oval shape, I created a rainbow rectangle panel instead.

 
I created the inked panel with Distress inks and then I trimmed it down into a panel strip that I could position on the left of card front.

I die cut the large Hugs word and let the white of the card base show though. I completed the sentiment by stamping the secondary sentiment onto a black piece of card stock and white heat embossing it.
 

I finished the card by adding a strip of Black & White patterned paper and a strip of silver glitter card stock to the left of the rainbow panel. I also added some clear sequins for some added dimension.

Make sure to head over to the MFT Challenge blog to share your card based on this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by! :-)

July 25, 2017

All Smiles Card Kit Release!

Hello and welcome back! Tonight I have another card to share using the new All Smiles card kit from My Favorite Things that is officially available now in the MFT Stamps online store! This kit includes two full size stamp sets, 2 Die-namics sets,  and 13 sheets of card stock.

And in case you missed it, we also introduced an innovative way to line up flower stamps and dies. It's called Smart Align and its genius! You can see a video explaining how it works here: https://youtu.be/CC4tU4LeM74

For my card tonight, I decided to put down the flower stamps and focus on the All Smiles stamp set. I decided to create a really soft colour palette of greys and pinks and stamp the entire background with the scripty Smile word.


Once I had the entire background stamped, I added a strip of Insulation Pink card stock to the bottom left area of the card and added my sentiment on top. I stamped the top part and used the Smile dies to create the rest of the sentiment.


I love the soft colours but they are definitely out of my comfort zone. I find it much easier to create with bold, bright colours LOL! ;-)

Make sure to head over to the MFT Blog for more ideas using the All Smiles card kit and don't forget that it's now available while supplies last.

And if that's not all exciting enough, the annual MFT Retirement sale has officially started! You can find a ton of products that are officially retiring for a great price!! Happy shopping! ;-)